Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) and Jake Lacy (Carol) have joined the cast of Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half. Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachael Stirling and Henry Goodmanstar star in a screwball comedy battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale during the Blitz.
Shooting began last week in London. BBC Films developed and co-finances with Wales Screen and Pinewood Films. Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films produce, led by Stephen Woolley (Carol) and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn). The screenplay has been adapted by Gaby Chiappe from Lissa Evans’s comic novel. International sales are being handled by Hanway Film. The film is being released by Lionsgate Films in the UK.